Climate Change

Climate change affects all of us and all the systems on planet Earth - from natural disasters to disrupted growing seasons, our changing climate is having widespread effects. Here are some ideas for how to deal with climate change, how to adapt and how to try and cut down on the change while we still can.

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Do you drive to work? Ride a bike? Take the train? Walk? From the American Society of Landscape Architects sustainable landscapes series, learn how communities can balance different transportation options to create healthier, more vibrant area to... Read More
UCS
Turning your yard waste and food scraps into compost is not only efficient, it's also climate-friendly. The Union of Concerned Scientists visit Eden Place, an urban garden and environmental education center in Chicago, to observe composting in... Read More
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
What should we do with that old building? Turn it into a park! From the American Society of Landscape Architects sustainable landscapes series, this animation covers how to reuse construction material to minimize greenhouse gasses and other waste.... Read More
National Science Foundation
It is not often that a scientist collaborates with a writer and philosopher, let alone one that lived in a previous century. Richard Primack of Boston University, along with students and colleagues, has demonstrated that plants respond to climate... Read More
UCS
Smart gardening practices can reduce global warming emissions. The Union of Concerned Scientists visits Eden Place in Chicago, an urban garden and environmental learning center, to see climate-friendly gardening in action.
National Science Foundation
The development of the Global Climate Change Teacher Institute by Kurt Pregitzer of the Michigan Technological University has resulted in the training of dozens of middle and high school teachers from around the country in physical, chemical, and... Read More
HaloSource
I would like to see development in energy cooperatives. Neighbors and neighborhoods have the potential to share the energy they harvest by the sun, wind, geothermal, etc., with each other to reduce the community's dependence on more destructive... Read More
UCS
Trees and shrubs help combat global warming by storing carbon and reducing energy use. The Union of Concerned Scientists visits Eden Place Nature Center in Chicago to see these benefits in action in an urban neighborhood.
The George Washington University
On June 2, 2011 Earth Force hosted an event at the Jack Morton Auditorium at The School of Media and Public Affairs on GWU's campus. 6th graders from across the District presented their creative ideas on how to restore the Anacostia River to a... Read More
This week, Planet Forward host Frank Sesno sits down with Martin Chavez, Executive Director of ICLEI. The focus? Smart cities! Learn what your city can do to grow and adapt to a changing planet. More>>

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